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Jan 8, 2013 2:00am PST
separation between matters of the state and religion -- at least officially -- but in some parts of the world like saudi arabia, the state is governed in accordance to religious principles. the country's laws are based on wahhabi is long, the particularly strict interpretation of the muslim faith -- wahhabi islam. \ women, for instance, how far fewer rights than men. campaigners have accused saudi arabia of violating human rights. now, controversies have erupted in kosovo where the automation has invested millions in building mosques. even moderate muslims are worried at these developments. than a religious dignitaries from the world over are gathered for the dedication ceremony of the international center for into religious and intercultural dialogue. the three founding nations -- saudi arabia, spain, and austria -- were represented by their foreign ministers. among the 600 guests was the united nations secretary- general. the saudi government provided some 15 million euros in funding for the dialogue center for the first three years. >> we are most grateful to his majesty for his farsighted
PBS
Jan 13, 2013 1:00pm PST
. it is not the same religion, but we have much in common. >> but others could not accept the idea of muslims praying in a former christian church. >> i think it would be better if they set up a mosque someplace else in town. ifhe christians keep giving ground, we will lose our faith and identity. after all, france is a christian country. >> the sale of the church would not have had a happy ending. for the archdiocese responsible for the church got involved and decided instead to sell the church to a charity. the bishop justified the decision by saying the paris- based charity was nondenominational. this even though it is called the fraternity of st. aloysius and is dedicated to the same st. as the church. they are collecting donations to buy the building. their motto "stop the mosque" makes their position clear. >> we are opposed to converting the church into a mosque. christenings, weddings, and funerals were once held there. now that will all be wiped away. the church will be something else entirely. we have gathered thousands of signatures from all over france and from canada and switzerland. som
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